The first make of the new year and it’s not even one of mine!
These exquisite mitts were knitted by my friend Liz in the new merino DK from Yarn Stories.
I’ve seen this yarn popping up all over the web recently, and with good reason. Liz was kindly gifted a ball of this newly launched yarn at Yarndale last year and, I don’t mind admitting, I wouldn’t be as altruistic as her. These mitts are gifts. I’d be keeping them if they were mine!
The cafe au lait pattern (free on Ravelry) is just lovely, and, I’m assured, fun to knit too. But the yarn is the making of these mitts. It’s soft and springy and gives fabulous stitch definition, as you can see.
The colour is an intense, saturated cobalt. Like a kingfisher’s wing. Simply beautiful.
I’m sorely tempted to add this yarn to my knitting list for the year. In this colour, although there are plenty of other stunning colours to choose from. The French Navy and Fuschia would also work well with my wardrobe, for sure.
Hmmm…I’d best crack on with the stuff on the needles!
Just to be clear, I’ve received no incentive to write this review. Yarn Stories wouldn’t know me if I was stood in the centre of their office. And Liz didn’t even bribe me with her world famous shortbread. I’m just besotted by these mitts and thought you’d like them too.